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Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

ASHRAE Funds Thermal Comfort Database Project

Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

World Water Day Infographic: Advancing A Circular Economy

Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

Subway Station Is First To Earn LEED® Silver Rating

Designed as a demonstration of an environmentally responsible 21st century rail transit center, the MTA's Fulton Center is the first subway hub in New York to achieve a LEED® rating.

More U.S. Companies Reporting on Sustainability

The number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives increased from 25 percent in 2013 to 31 percent in 2014.

University of Richmond Test Bed To Use Bisun Solar Panels

The array is the first American commercial system to use SolarWorld’s mono-PERC bifacial modules.

California Businesses Switching To Artificial Grass

After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

Georgia Tech Cleaning Program Earns Green Seal of Approval

Georgia Tech is one of only six higher education campuses in the nation to be certified under the Green Seal Standard for Cleaning Services (GS-42)

DC Elementary School Gets Green Walls

Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.

Psychology Of The Office Space

Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.

Star Wars Episode 7: The Galaxy Goes Green

Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens earned a 2015 EMA Green Seal Award from the Environmental Media Association (EMA).

Permeable Pavement: A Sustainable Stormwater Solution

Permeable Pavements, a new book from ASCE, provides current guidance for the design, construction, and maintenance of permeable pavement systems that provide transportation surfaces and manage stormwater and urban runoff drainage using interlocking pavers.

Wyndham Worldwide Recognized As World Leader For Climate Change

Global hospitality company named to The Climate "A" List by the Carbon Disclosure Project, and beats carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule.

Greener Living, One Parking Lot At A Time 

A parking lot at Pratt Institute's Brooklyn campus in New York City is the site of a green infrastructure project that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and keep nearby plants lush and green.

Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings

A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.

Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function 

Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants' scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University.

Start Saving Water: New Code Resource For Water Efficiency

2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.

The Internet Of Things And Water Management

With water rates up more than 41% since 2011, a growing number of businesses are using smart irrigation with IoT technology for water management at their facilities.

Motorized Shades Reflect Well On LEED Gold HQ

Intelligent motor controls and best-in-class RB 500 motorized roller shades helped shape the look of the Hub Group’s new headquarters, located in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL.

Look, Listen, And Learn To Find Leaks

Establishing an ongoing maintenance program to detect and address leaks in facilities is an important part of water management.

Is Greener Cleaning Just A Tap Away?

Professionals in the cleaning industry are taking a closer look at “engineered water,” regular tap water that has been transformed into an effective cleaning solution.

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Infographic: Cooling Tower Water Treatments Save Resources

An infographic from Dow Water & Process Solutions shows how advanced treatment technologies can help save costs and reduce water usage in cooling towers.

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Announces Awards of Excellence Winners

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced the eight winners of its 2015 Awards of Excellence.

Friday Funny: Sprayable Chocolate? Survey Says “YES!”

A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults found that two-thirds would use some type of food and household product if it were available as an aerosol: chocolate was the most popular food item.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chemical Spills In NC And WV Spur Legislation

The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 (S. 1961) would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states to regulate chemical storage facilities.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: VaporShield from Air Cycle

For lamp recycling, this new mail-back box design provides a simpler, safer approach for facility managers.

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